The Crown Jewel of our Freedoms

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on October 2nd, 2015.

Since the strong delusion called liberalism infects the American psyche so thoroughly few understand that the real origin of our freedoms is God Himself – not government that the liberal false narrative screams.

The crown jewel of all freedoms is religious freedom. All other freedoms emanate from this freedom. The Bolsheviks in Russia proved this. In the process of killing millions of Russian citizens these godless tyrants trashed Christianity in the 1920’s and then told the Russians where they would live, what each individual’s career would be, and how much they would be paid. This diabolical action removed personal freedoms and killed off personal initiative. The Persians in Iran foolishly gave up their right to bear arms and now the Mullahs rule the Persians with machine guns. Anything that attacks the freedom of religion is toxic to the American soul.

This strong delusion called  liberalism desires to equate Christianity with other religions like Islam but the law of non-contradiction clearly informs us that there is only one true God which is a truth that causes many to see red. If you wish to take me to task on this matter then let me ask you if you are willing to submit to Sharia law, lop your wife’s head off is she displeases you, mutilate you daughter’s genitals, and force all in your family under threat of banishment to yield to Islam? See? The truth really does matter after all – not liberal rhetoric.

It is the pure beauty of our amazing heritage that Protestants played the lions role in the founding of our great country. It is avant garde these days to attack everything Christian but the end result is a pyrrhic victory. Refuse to let the false liberal narrative deceive you regarding these matters.

[See Ravi Zacharias for an explanation on the Law of non-contradiction]

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What is Truth?

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on April 1, 2015. The online version retained the title, “What is Truth.” The print version had the title, “Neglecting history at our peril.”

One of the most distinguished apologists of our era says that the most profound inquiry we can undertake is, “What is truth?” One theologian furnished this clarity, “Truth is who God is,” – referring to the God of the Bible. The Bible describes the human heart as deceitful and wicked. We do not have to look far to confirm this truth. To elucidate here the opinions of man are highly compromised and the only person whose perspectives are completely true and accurate are those of God himself.

In 1917 the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia. The grand idea was to jettison God and install the state up as supreme. The Bolsheviks burned churches, raided monasteries and killed clergy. Conservative estimates set the number dead due to Soviet Communism at 20 million, an incredible amount of carnage.

One professor described more recent winter life in the Soviet Bloc: a prohibition of religious public manifestations, no milk, no fresh fruit, very limited meat, but adequate amounts of bread and alcohol. Add to that frequent blackouts, no water every third day, and no heat at night – all of which results in a toxic elixir that promotes, “the extinction of all human dreams.”

Solzhenitsyn offered this insight for such disaster in Russia, “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

History is a testament for our benefit and we neglect it to our own peril. To reject God is to lose and suffer, as the Bolsheviks dramatically proved.

Science and reason are extremely valuable but they cannot explain, among other things, beauty, romance, emotion, conscience and first-cause origin, along with the meaning or purpose of life.

If you attempt to answer the inquiry, what is truth, with unalloyed fidelity and intellectual honesty then where will that path lead you? What if you set aside for a brief moment your default modes? How valuable might it be to set aside your instinctual constructs and seek out what the truth really is?

It is Easter.

The mystery of the ages is Jesus who said, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

Ron Hunnicutt